I am about to embark on an outdoor kitchen build to, as I said to my wife, "enhance our poolside experience." I have run into one structural question that I was hoping someone with more construction experience than I could chime in.
The grill unit I have will is designed for a 38 inch wide cutout. I have a door and drawer unit I would like to mount beneath the grill, but it is too wide to accommodate the usual support structure beneath the front of the grill. I am contemplating the grill being supported by vertical studs and have the horizontal support in front be unsupported underneath so there is room for the door/drawer unit, as seen in the photo below from the build of another in this forum. I would include the additional supports under the grill running front to back, as seen in the photo above. In essence, I would be doing almost exactly what has been done in the photo, with the exception of the mounting of a door/drawer unit directly underneath the grill.
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Does anyone see an issue with that, or will the front horizontal support lack the strength to support the front of the grill? In case it matters, I have chosen the 39" wide Cal Flame Pro 5 burner grill. Thanks in advance if you can advise.